Investigating the Mechanisms of the Effects of Psilocybin on Visual Perception and Visual Representations in the Brain

The long-term objective of this project is to characterize how psilocybin affects visual perception and the brain’s representation of the visual environment.

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Status Not yet recruiting
Start date 01 May 2022
End date 31 December 2025
Chance of happening 89%
Phase Phase I
Design Blinded
Type Interventional
Generation First
Participants 80
Sex All
Age 21- 99
Therapy No

Trial Details

The long-term objective of this project is to characterize how psilocybin affects visual perception and the brain's representation of the visual environment. We know that psilocybin alters aspects of visual perception, but the underlying brain mechanisms contributing to these effects are poorly understood. The proposed work will address these questions in a large, diverse sample of healthy human subjects by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure the brain's responses to visual stimuli. The proposed research will document which brain areas mediate the effects of psilocybin. The technique of fMRI will be employed to measure brain activity in different brain areas while subjects are performing a visual perceptual task.

NCT Number NCT05265546

Sponsors & Collaborators

University of California Berkley
The UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP) is exploring psychedelics as tools for understanding the brain and mind, enhancing well-being, and deepening spirituality.

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